On Energy, Economy, Ecology, and Consciousness


Leading International Business strategists redirect for new realities. Some recent cuts from business media:


“Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has bluntly told climate change skeptic investors to ditch their stocks if they do not support his pledge to slash greenhouse gas emissions, in the latest signal that the company will continue to invest in sustainable energy.“



“Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change. The companies … say the world needs a “rapid and focused response” to the threat of rising global carbon emissions and the “disruptive climate impacts” associated with their growth.”



“The Bank of England let the cat out of the bag. In a paper called “Money Creation in the Modern Economy”, co-authored by three economists from the Bank’s Monetary Analysis Directorate, they stated outright that most common assumptions of how banking works are simply wrong (…) In doing so, they have effectively thrown the entire theoretical basis for austerity out of the window.”



And some other relevant documentation:

From The World Economic Forum in Davos (2013):



From the International Monetary Fund

IMF working paper 12256


From the International Energy Agency (IEA) – and their yearly “World Energy Outlook”



From the Carbon Disclosure Project



From Steven Kopits, Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood

Steven Kopits is the Managing Director of Douglas Westwood LLC (USA).  He has more than 20 years experience in strategic management consulting and investment banking. He has raised capital for oil and gas technologies companies, assisted oil majors in acquisition and disposal projects, and assisted power companies with plant acquisition and divestiture due diligence. Steven most recently worked for the investment bank of Dahlman Rose & Co. and earlier for New Jersey power developer LS Power. He worked in Central Europe for many years, including as a Director for Financial Advisory Services at Deloitte & Touche and as a Senior Consultant to the Barents Group, a KPMG subsidiary.

See a video here: http://youtu.be/dLCsMRr7hAg

See the slides here:

Kopits – Oil and Economic Growth (SIPA, 2014) – Presentation Version[1] Global Risks Scenario Davos 2014



Yvon Chouinard talks sustainable business:
“The Company as Activist”


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